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    Default Graphics problem with AMD display

    Hi

    I've just installed 42.3 from the latest ISO image onto a new Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5675 (AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics), dual boot with Windows 10.

    All generally seemed to be well until I started working with multiple terminals. I can create a KDE Plasma session on a second terminal but any attempt to switch between terminals (either using Ctrl-Alt-F n or the switch options in the app menu) causes the system to freeze. I'm just guessing this is a display/driver problem.

    I presume the install uses an open source driver. Is there any merit in installing the Radeon proprietary driver instead?

    Regards

    Fred

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    Default Re: Graphics problem with AMD display

    On Fri 20 Apr 2018 11:16:01 AM CDT, fredsie wrote:

    Hi

    I've just installed 42.3 from the latest ISO image onto a new Inspiron
    Gaming Desktop 5675 (AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics), dual boot with Windows
    10.

    All generally seemed to be well until I started working with multiple
    terminals. I can create a KDE Plasma session on a second terminal but
    any attempt to switch between terminals (either using Ctrl-Alt-F n or
    the switch options in the app menu) causes the system to freeze. I'm
    just guessing this is a display/driver problem.

    I presume the install uses an open source driver. Is there any merit in
    installing the Radeon proprietary driver instead?

    Regards

    Fred


    Hi
    Is the system all up to date, is the package drm-kmp-default installed?
    If so try removing and locking;
    Code:
    zypper rm drm-kmp-default
    zypper al drm-kmp-default
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    Default Re: Graphics problem with AMD display

    Hi Malcolm

    Yes I fully updated the system immediately after the install.

    And drm-kmp-default is installed. Presumably your suggestion removes it and prevents reinstall? Should it not be there?

    Cheers

    Fred

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    Default Re: Graphics problem with AMD display

    Quote Originally Posted by fredsie View Post
    Hi Malcolm

    Yes I fully updated the system immediately after the install.

    And drm-kmp-default is installed. Presumably your suggestion removes it and prevents reinstall? Should it not be there?

    Cheers

    Fred
    Hi
    Yes, the backported fixes can cause issue with amd gpu's, so best to remove, reboot and check.

    Once removed and rebooted, can you provide the output from;
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|3D"
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    Malcolm

    That totally sorted the problem. Many thanks for this quick fix!

    Just for the record:

    Code:
     /sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|3D"
    09:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Polaris10] [1002:67df] (rev c7)
            Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:1701]
    09:00.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device [1002:aaf0]
            Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:aaf0]

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